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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Penlac (Overview)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Has anyone had  success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
24 doctors shared insights

Penlac (Overview)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

Penlac allergy: Penlac (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/penlac.html ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

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Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3 month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails .Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is an we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read more

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How long does in take for toenail fungus to go away? (I'm using penlac (ciclopirox) 8%) I've been using it inconsistently since late 2013 but it hasn't all gone.

If you read the : Package insert of penlac (ciclopirox) the success rate by the companies own standards is very small. If you are applying it inconsistently, hat percentage dramatically lowers. Nails grown on the rate of like one mm per month, so you won't see nail clearing for approximately three months,l, ...Read more

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Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil cure toenail or foot fungus?

Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil  cure toenail or foot fungus?

In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to get rid of a toenail fungus? I've tried Penlac (ciclopirox) from Doctor, but it was unsuccessful.

Oral antifungals: If topical therapy is not helping, the next step in my opinion is a course of oral (systemic) antifungal medication. There are different regiments, but you should talk with your PCP about the pros/cons of each one. These medications can be hard on the liver and oftentimes must be taken for several weeks. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Ciclopirox: A topical antifungal. It may cause dry skin, allergic reactions, but no serious systemic side-effects have been noted as a result of topical application. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ciclopirox cream over the counter?

No: Ciclopirox is a generic prescription medication available in a number of different forms. Doctors commonly prescribe the cream form of ciclopirox for the treatment of infections caused by fungus. ...Read more

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Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

It depends: Ciclopirox cream is used to treat infections caused by fungus, and therefore may be used to treat ringworm, candida, tinea versicolor and possibly seborrheic dermatitis. So, while it would likely be safe to use this cream if may not be helpful. See a dermatologist to determine the possibly cause of your condition. Once a diagnosis is made then a proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can i get ciclopirox olamine cream over the counter?

Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more

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Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Maybe, but...: It's possible that it does, at least according to the press release that got so much attention. Then again, lots of things kill hiv...Soap and water, for example. What we need is something that extracts HIV dna from human dna. I doubt that this toenail cream can do that! ...Read more

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Im putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Im putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Why do that: It is a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. How about consulting a dermatologist? ...Read more

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Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Begin at lowest cost: OTC generic miconazole and clotrimazole are least expensive and usually work the same as the products you submit. Ventillate feet, never wear sox in bed. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ciclopirox (Definition)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more